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each. yoplait, it is so good! >>> a dangerous house fire breaks out in san francisco early this morning and sends flames shooting from a natural gas line. >>> more than 70 people have been effected by a fatal fire that happened at an apartment complex in san jose. we'll tell you about the investigation and how people are coping. >>> still significant distance between the two sides. negotiations continue. >>> the clock is ticking toward the midnight deadline. the frantic last minute efforts to keep the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff. >>> plus how bay area transit agencies hope to make this a safe new years eve. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning. it is monday december 31st i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic, steve is right there. you'll need a few minutes to warm up the car. >> for most. there is a couple inland definitely. some 40s near the city and around the bay. inland there is a lot of 30s and upper 20s. mostly sunny, partly cloudy. that system coming in will spin in higher clouds. upper 40s low 50s. her
. and on the opposite direction. 101 through san francisco looks really good. traffic on the right heading toward sfo no delays. back to brian. >>> we begin with developing news from san francisco, a short time ago pg&e crews capped a gas like at the scene of an overnight house fire. alex savidge is in san francisco with video of flames shooting from that gas line. alex. >> reporter: i can also tell you two people were sent to the hospital after this early morning hour fire. hou -- house fire. you can hear and see pg&e crews out here. they are working on this natural gas line that ruptured and was on fire when this fire broke out around 1:00 this morning. a dangerous situation. flames were shooting from that line about 15 feet up in the air. battalion chief tells me crews had to work around that ruptured gas line to put out the fire inside the home. a two story place here on the 100 block of athens street. pg&e crews came in and were able to shut off that gas line. arson investigator is looking at what triggered this two alarm fire and why that gas line ruptured and caught fire. >> we did have a shut
in san francisco is doing to honor the victims of sandy hook elementary school. >>> light rain right now and wind. this looks like a very active week. not only rain but very cold reading ifs upcoming up the second hour of the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's monday, december 17th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. let's check in with steve. we'll have a lot of rain. >> between we will have pretty cold air. colder than last weekend. you told me you were cold last week. you will be really cold tuesday night into wednesday. there is pretty steady rain out there. nothing too heavy. it will be with us through the morning hours and giving away a partly cloudy mild breezy day. 50s and 60s more on that cold air in five minutes. >>> san francisco traffic looking pretty good approaching the 80 split. wet weather will make for a tricky commute on a monday. moving along and taking a look at the commute here on the toll plaza, metering lights on early. there is a delay past 880. now let's go back to the desk. >>> in developing news we
stevenson is in san francisco tonight and tells us how they handled it there. david? >> reporter: frank, parents and the school district worked to explain the massacre to young students here while also working to prevent a similar event from happening here. >> reporter: as newton, connecticut laid to rest some of the children, san francisco worked to reassure children and others. >> it is a sheltering. >> reporter: she says her group sent parents information on how to talk to kids about the tragedy. >> we had the range of feed back from parents. you know, very worried, very emotional. to pragmatic. >> reporter: this principal canceled a press conference to address staffers and students about safety. at other schools counselors were made available. districts asked principal to review their emergency plans. every school has a emergency plan for different scenarios. >> reporter: the superintendent says more fences and locks won't stop someone intent on entering a school. >> it is not about stuff, it is about people, people knowing what to do, well informed student body that feels comfortab
. >>> two teenagers who recently killed in san francisco are being remembered. this a vigil -- this is a vigil being held. lorraine blanco is there working the story. we'll have a live report for new just a few minutes. >>> joe biden met with law enforcement leaders this morning in washington, d.c. to launch a new task force aimed at reducing gun violence in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. president obama announced the school force. biden is charged with crafting concrete proposals. biden is due to have a report back to the president in january. >>> attorney general eric holder will be meeting with first responders and law enforcement officials tomorrow in newtown. holder is expected to held there after meeting with the vice president. he's being asked to come up with recommendations on gun laws. >> we have 20 children trying to point us the way. if we don't follow their lead, we've failed them and their deaths are in vein. >> six more funerals are set to be held today for some of the 26 students and teachers killed during the -- during the sandy hook elementary
own life. >> reporter: preparations are underway for tonight's fireworks celebration in san francisco. coming up, we'll show you a behind-the-scenes look at the work involved and tell you the best way to get to the city tonight. >>> and steve paulson is up ahead in a few minutes to tell you if you will need and other coat to celebrate the arrival of the new year. >>> and we'll tell you about other parts of the world where 2013 has already arrived. [ cheers ] >> and 2013 is off to a festive start. here is a lightning at one of the first -- a look at one of the festive looks in sydney, australia. they rang in the new year at 5:00 a.m., our time. [ cheers ] >> and three hurt later, this was -- and three hours later, this was the scene of taiwan. revelers were treated to fireworks shooting off the second tallest building in the world. >>> preparations are in the works for san francisco. allie rasmus joins us with the party plans that include a lot of fireworks and safety measures being put in place right now. >> reporter: the crowd control barricades are right in front of us, stacked up a
'll have a live report from newtown, connecticut. >>> we have developing news tonight in san francisco where a standoff is now underway with a man and possibly a hostage. that has led to the evacuation of a residential building where the man is hold up. jade hernandez is live at california and larkin with late details. jade? >> ken, police say a man who's threatening he has a weapon is refusing to come outside his apartment. traffic is being diverted from california to larkin and the streets between larkin and hyde are closed. no pedestrian traffic is being allowed through at this hour. 30 minutes ago, san francisco police spokesman told us a hostage negotiator is out here. the department has a s.w.a.t. team and their technical command post set up. police cannot confirm whether or not this man has a person inside the apartment with him. but let's take a look at the video we captured earlier when we arrived, which was shortly after police arrived here in the 1400 block of california. officer carlos tells us dispatchers received a call about 6:30 this evening from a man who told them he
of the masacre and for the community of newtown. >>> a handful of people also gathered in san francisco's golden gate park today to reflect on the connecticut tragedy. an informal vigil was held there this morning. some people wrote notes to the victims and others simply cried. >> i haven't met them, but it doesn't mean they are not my neighbors, doesn't mean they are not people i don't love. >> organizers said they wanted to provide a place for people to come together and share their deep sense of sorrow. >>> people have been posting their thoughts and condolences on our facebook page. mary writes, 26 families now live the rest of their lives in grief and nothing anyone can say or do can change the pain that they all have in their hearts. >> you can post your condolences on our facebook page. just search for ktvu channel 2. >>> we are learning new details about adam lanza, the man police say is responsible for the school shooting. this photo we're about to show you of the 20-year-old was released today. state police say three guns were used in the shooting. cnn reports lanza had access to at le
- hand side there, northbound as you drive towards san francisco. 7:06. here's steve. >>> all right, tara. for some to the north, things have calmed down. for others it's pouring. some reports anywhere from tiburon, pacifica, san francisco, the marina district, danville hills, belmont to san jose and mountain view and there's a window. some of the totals, about a .50 to 1.50. right over the marina district about 15 minutes ago. it was pouring. looks like things have let up. moderate to heavy rain. some moderate to heavy rain there over towards emeryville, the bay bridge, berkeley, oakland. you can see the red. that's pretty heavy. coming in right back to the east bay. you can see stretching there from concord, san ramon, 680 corridor, dublin, pleasanton, livermore, back to san ramon, pretty good line also from heyed -- hayward. back to the peninsula, there's been enhancement, especially san mateo, belmont, woodside. right along the san mateo coast near skyline, now stretching to the santa cruz mountains. south coast, woodstock, you can see mountain view head heading up and just getting to
equipment because they may never have been inspected. according to the san francisco chronicle the company suspects some employees lied about completing inspections required by state law. workers have been fired or suspended. pg&e has now hired 48 extra inspectors. they are hoping to have all the equipment checked by the end of the year. most of its in southern alameda and the south bay. >>> police in val johan warning of a scam involving a popular holiday gift. they have found a stash of fake i-pads. we are live in val johan right now with details of what to look out for. >> reporter: this is an i-pad and you can see on the back here it's silver and looks like it could be a picture frame and that's what scam artists are doing. they are taking picture frames and they are taking the sticker that you see here, putting it on there and wrapping it so that you can't tell. this is all in an effort to trick people and last week vallejo police pulled over somebody at a shopping center and found a stash of these fake i-pad boxes. detectives believe that the person was intending to sell them for a c
. >> reporter: we're live in san francisco where an an arson investigator is on scene trying to determine the -- where an arson investigators -- is on the scene trying to figure out what sent a firefighter to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an arson investigator is on scene right now trying to determine the cause of this fire. firefighters say it
>>> a dangerous house fire in san francisco early this morning sends flames shooting from a natural gas line near the home. what happened to the people who were sleeping inside at the time. >>> it's a race against the clock. the last-minute effort to prevent the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff before the deadline of midnight east coast time. >> reporter: new year's eve partiers who want to leave their cars behind will have a lot of options. we'll tell you about the different transit agencies offering free rides this evening. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's monday, december 31st, new year's eve. in overnight news, san francisco firefighters had their work cut out for them when a natural gas line burst outside an apartment that was on fire. flames shot in the air on athens around 1:00 this morning. ktvu's alex savidge joins us live from the scene with video you will only see on channel 2. alex? >> reporter: well, good morning. the fire inside of that home is what triggered a second fire that came from the curb
us live from outside of the courthouse in san francisco to explain what was at stake. good afternoon, brian. >> reporter: hey, good afternoon, tori. well, what was at stake today was a civil case. but there was no decision made today here inside san francisco federal court. on the case of johannes mehserle and other officers involved in the shooting of oscar grant during a new year's party a few years ago. now, attorneys for anthony p. eroni and johannes mehserle argued they should be offered immunity because they argued the shooting was an accident. they also say it was tragic but there was reasonable actions by the officers to act the way they did. meanwhile, the attorneys for the victims and four others claim it was not an accident, that they were defenseless and should not be granted qualified immunity of the law. here's what both sides had to say. >> what it means is the simple fact that our rights have been violated. those young men are tie to us as a family -- are tied to us as a family. this an opportunity for the world to see that we do have legal civil rights in this so- ca
the fire. >>> san francisco international airport prepares for one of the busiest travel days of the holiday season. we'll tell you what conditions are like at the airport and why the conditions could change lar today. >>> we are gearing up for a wet, windy morning commute. i'll have what you can expect in a moment. >>> good morning. it is friday, december 21st i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. >> and good morning, i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic, steve is off. rosemary orozco is here today. you mean i need an umbrella today? >> yes unfortunately and i would say keep it handy for the entire weekend. we have three systems. the first one moving in this morning and the second on saturday the third on sunday. let's take a look at the where the rain is falling. it's been over the north bay for several hours. santa rosa picked up a half inch of rain already so far this morning. we have pretty good rain falling along highway 101 at windsor at this time. you will find this visibility is low. it is breezy at times. we do have a wind advisory for parts of san francisco as
're tracking developing news of an accident that shut down a san francisco intersection. a driver took out a fire hydrant at folsom and essex near the onramp to the bay bridge. claudine wong is out there. are they getting close to reopening it yet, claudine? >> reporter: well, close, probably not but they are doing some important work right now. within the last half-hour since we last checked in with you, the crews for this scaffolding company have started to arrive. once the bus gets out of the way, you can see the work they are doing. what they told me they need to do is repair the collapsed bottom part of the scaffolding. once they do that -- and that could take a while -- then they will test it to make sure it is safe. if you pan across essex, you can see the entire area is shut down. that's because the fire department is out there. if there's any question about the structural integrity. this is entrance to the bay bridge. traffic at this point, just has to go around. let me show you video from this morning. it was about 3:0 that a san francisco police officer try -- 3:30 that a san fr
of a traffic stop accident in san francisco, it smashed a fire hydrant and -- and shut down essex street. you can see this is near the on ramp to the bay bridge happening right now. it shut down because water from a busted fire hydrants damage -- hydrant damaged scaffolding. a -- police were trying to pull over a man for being suspected of driving under the influence. that intersection will be closed until all of the damage particularly to that scaffolding is deemed safe. >>> in the meantime, a hit-and- run driver in the south bay, the victim of that incident has died from his injuries. jeanine della vega is at the intersection where all of this happened. gored morning jeanine -- good morning, jeanine. >> reporter: this is where the accident happened. this gas station here, fast food and a wall greens, there are lots of things here and police were here until 1:00 a.m. investigating. what we know is a man was crossing the intersection at 5:45 when police say he was hit by a dark banner suv. that vehicle stopped kept traveling southbound and the man was rushed to the hospital where he died late
is live in san francisco with more on how students will honor the victims in newtown -- newtown, today. >> reporter: well, they plan to stand in solidarity with the students by wearing their school colors. behind me here, you can see there is a fence up around this school. that, of course, is gonna be the topic of discussion among a lot of school administrators. many schools have fences designed to keep intruders out. but if they get in, it's questionable how far they can get. california's superintendent expects more discussions about this. he's alerted all 1100 public school districts to reskew safety plans -- review safety plans. >> you minimize the risk as best you can. we can't live in fear and have every school be a closed fortress of some kind. it's a place of learning. >> reporter: some parents say sandy hook elementary had a locked door through the school but a gunman shot his way through it. state legislators say this is vulnerable. >> it's not gonna stop somebody if that's their intention. they obviously think about it and then go do it. >> reporter: as important as security,
outside where we have been dealing rain out there. here is the live camera looking toward san francisco. a few breaks in the clouds but those rain source moving through rapidly across the bay area. still the case right now. here we go with the maps showing you the live sweeps. you can seat enhancement in parts of the north bay. rainfall picking up south of nevado, those darker shades of green. even the yellows indicate the increase in rainfall rates. we will shift the maps, slow you more activity around the bay, not as much here but down toward pillar point for half moon bay and around the fremont area and parts of the east bay. this activity knocking on the doorsteps of livermore. wet pave helicopter on interstate 580. most of the activity in the south bay with the rainfall rates picking up for this part of the bay area. out toward saratoga. you can see the rainfall rate over an inch an hour. that's the estimate with the radar and the closer inspection toward saratoga. around campbell. around loss g atos. that's heavy rain out toward 17 as you can pick out here and we will continue to
and something warm to wear. the preparations underway for a big giveaway in san francisco this morning. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm brian flores. dave clark has the morning off. >> good morning. i'm pack cook. tori campbell is off today. it's -- i'm pam cook. it it tori campbell is off today. >>> a christmas morning fire in the south bay. it started a few hours ago. janine de la vega is on the scene and joins us from campbell. how does it look out there, janine? >> reporter: well, the fire is out here at this commercial building on del avenue. firefighters are still putting water on it. you can actually see the smoke still rising in the air coming from that building. now, originally we were told that the firefighters had not entered the building yet for safety precautions. let's go to some video. here you can see some flames shooting from the roof. we were told they were 50 feet up in the air at one point. firefighters were called to the scene just before 5:00 a.m. they immediately started to attack it from the outside. the
: a couple found bound and gagged in the middle of a san francisco street. the discovery that turned into a homicide investigation. >>> and a huge day for a huge shipping company. why this could be a record- breaking day for fed-ex. >>> good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm it it. >>> we be -- i'm tori campbell. >>> we begin with a big rig fire. it happened at 3:00 this morning. tara moriarty is live with more. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. it's a route that this truck driver says he's taken twice a month. when he came through this parking lot here, there was a wire. he says that's not normally here. that's what the big rig snagged. if you look here you can see the remains of the truck here. now, we could see and hear sparks. there was an explosion and could you feel the heat yards away. it happened around 3:15 at sweeney camp which is part of the juvenile detention facility off fairmont drive. two men were trapped inside the big rig hit the power lines. he just happens to be a volunteer firefighter. >> he trains as a volunteer firefighter told him if you are in energ
. mary's cathedral in san francisco for their organ and canter service that will start at 7:30. coming up we will try to go in and speak to the pastor about his plans for the service today. live in san francisco allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we will turn now to other news. new this morning i want to tell you about a rescue along the side of a by area freeway that happened after a couple crashed their car. that car veered off interstate 880 around 1:30 this morning. it got tangled up in bushes and trees along the fence line. investigators still don't know what went wrong. >> witness described the vehicle suddenly looking as if exiting the freeway. >> police say the car hit the fence at full freeway speed. we don't know the extent of the injuries but authorities say the woman inside that car was able to talk to police. however, the man who was driving suffered a head injury and was not able to communicate with his rescuers. >>> it was a wet and soggy saturday. more rain is on the way for the next few days. the storm also brought cold temperatures to many parts of the bay. and holida
. how are we doing for rainfall? what you will see here are a couple cities, santa rosa, san francisco, san jose, impressive when you look at santa rosa, 172% of average. 143 in san francisco. last year at this time they were doing 50, 30% of average. we are doing really well. what is happening now? we are watching this area. it will move through the area as we get into tomorrow. most of the showers will start later in the day. not as heavy rain. not as much wind but there will be showers. i will tell you when it starts and ends and what you can expect. >> thank you. >> video, a driver had to be plucked after his truck was surrounded by raging waters near livermore. a chp helicopter crew was called into rescue the man. you can tell it was dark. the chopper hovered over the truck to make the rescue. this happened about 9:00 last night. he was stranded in a creek. it was there for 2 hours. the pilot rested the left skid on the truck and the man was pulled aboard and was treated for hypothermia. >>> crews spend today looking for a drunk driver who disappeared after jumping into the creek.
could double. >> rain or shine, san francisco plays host today to a one of it's kind football game. check out the arizona state sun devil mascot and the marching man. they all entertained a huge crowd at union square. the pep rally has to get everybody excited for the craft fight hunger bowl at at&t park. some 33,000 tickets have been sold for the game between arizona state and navy. this is the only bowl game devoted to a cause. for every ticket sold a meal will be donated to the san francisco meal bank. >> with that kickoff most of the rain will probably be out of here but still a little chilly. >> its going to be a cool winter day and it's chilly this morning. we have the breeze blowing, that means a wind chill effect going on in most cases because most of us in the 40s this morning. mostly cloudy skies and still a little soggy in some cases, giving you a live look at the overcast. right through and around -- we continue with the clouds, by the afternoon partly cloudy and sun. a look at storm tracker two. i have the time l aps e. three hours, the last three this is what has mo
a car in san francisco. somehow the vehicle ended up on the tracks at 16th street near 7th. no one was injured. the accident happened around 5:30 tonight. that's when service was temporarily suspended. thecontra costa times is reporting the identity of a man killed in a skateboarding accident. scott hickerson died when he was struck. he was riding his skateboard in the crosswalk when he was hit. the driver stopped, and so far no charges have been file the. >>> friends gathered in antioch to remember that city's latest homicide victim. >> reporter: shot, in his car, in front of his own house. police need tips. they want witnesses. this is a neighborhood full of apprehension. a cluster of candles burn on a dark street. but those who light them don't linger long. nervous, says one man, who shrugs off any fear. >> i want somebody to care about me. he was a good man. >> reporter: he's talking about 43-year-old aaron williams, so the to death just before 11:00 last night. >> what pisses me off is nobody wants to get involved. >> reporter: williams was shot twice. sitting in his car outsi
that might improve the situation. >>> and overnight news from san francisco. what police officers did that may have saved a newborn baby's life. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, december 12th. >>> we're following developing news in san jose. just hours ago, a pickup truck slammed into an apartment building where children were sleeping. ktvu's janine de la vega is in san jose and spoke to the children's father. good morning, janine. >> reporter: the father told me his family has not slept much but any are breathing a sigh of relief. their little girl was just brought home from the hospital. this is after a truck ran off the road. you can see where the tire marks are here and it ran off the road and plowed down a fence there and smashed into a bedroom. police say the driver of the truck traveling eastbound on taylor veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into an apartment at the villa apartments on 23rd street. now, here's a look at the damage inside. the truck crashed into a roo
. >> san francisco police are using a new tool to help solve crimes. the public can use it to high pressure send in tips and get involved. what police plan to do each week to close unsolved cases. >>> time now 5:18. let's bring tara back. if you're going out driving it's wet. the roads are wet so be careful. >> that is right. we don't have that big storm blowing through. we do have slippery conditions on the roadways. so make sure you take it easy out there on the roadways. right now we will take a live look here at the bay bridge toll plaza. folks should go just under the speed limit i think it's pretty safe for the bay bridge this morning. we have a look at our maps. we want to show you a pair of accidents in the richmond area. this is 80 westbound. and then we also have right lanes blocked here on 80 eastbound at buchanon street. be aware of that. down in the south bay 280 san jose you can see traffic is flowing nicely in both directions. 5:18 here is steve. >>> thank you, tara. rain, light. picking up for some. light rain will continue this afternoon. the system will weaken. there will
, very quiet and more tamer than the one in san francisco. wells fargo has special help for people starting tomorrow at the oakland civic -- convention center. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we were the first to bring you the story of a string of robberies at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. now three men are under arrest. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with the slow steady case that came together for investigators. ken? >> reporter: the chp says it happened this way, a car pulls up, it would stop, someone would get out and threaten the toll both worker. that happened 10 times at this toll lawser in the last -- plaza in the last year. at the carquinez bridge toll plaza with armed robbers hit the location repeatedly. >> they were hard to identify. >> reporter: he says three men have now been identified and arrested. robert larry white, christopher lee miller, david joseph morales. the chp believes they are responsible for 3-10 robberies here at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. the investigation was difficult because they used stolen cars. investigators had help from the police
expected for city college of san francisco. we'll tell you why and how students will be effected. >>> plus locked out of the battle over the fiscal cliff. why california congresswoman nancy pelosi and other leaders are not being allowed to negotiate. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day friday december 7th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us this morning. i want to start with weather and traffic. weather rosemary orozco is in for steve. >> fair weather in the forecast. lasting through the weekend. hopefully that brings a smile to your face. tgif to you. we're off to a chilly start this morning. mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. temperatures running warm for december and it will be a trend we see for your weekend. i'll have details on this coming up in a moment. good morning, tara. >>> good morning, rosemary. here's a look at traffic through 880. the headlights are southbound as you make your way toward the hayward area. up next we have a look at the east shore freeway. the headlights you see are folks head
in the avenues of san francisco. light sprinkles. we've had rain in santa rosa at this hour. we have the radar sweeps going. you can see light showers now showing up. it's very widely scattered. let's go over to this area, downtown oakland you have some light showers right now on 880 up in the oakland hill area you have some showers as well. it's widely scattered but here's the deal. this is just the leading edge of this deal. so there's more coming and it will have an impact on that morning compute. so we'll have all those details when we see you again. >>> repairs to that gaping sink hole are being repaired tonight. as loraine blanco reports, instead of taking months it should take a couple of weeks. >> reporter: instead of christmas joy construction noise. it's been a busy day since winter storms left a massive sink hole two sundays ago. the combination of high water levels and a clogged drain opened up a sink hole. now the goal is a few weeks thanks to a contractor specializes on emergency repairs. >> reporter: the company is known for their quick rebuild of the mcarthur maze. bringing in
the bay right now. i have reports out in the avenues of san francisco. light sprinkles. we've had rain in santa rosa at this hour. we have the radar sweeps going. you can see light showers now showing up. it's very widely scattered. let's go over to this area, downtown oakland you have some light showers right now on 880 up in the oakland hill area you have some showers as well. it's widely scattered but here's the deal. this is just the leading edge of this deal. so there's more coming and it will have an impact on that morning compute. so we'll have all those details when we see you again. >>> repairs to that gaping sink hole are being repaired tonight. as loraine blanco reports, instead of taking months it should take a couple of weeks. >> reporter: instead of christmas joy construction noise. it's been a busy day since winter storms left a massive sink hole two sundays ago. the combination of high water levels and a clogged drain opened up a sink hole. now the goal is a few weeks thanks to a contractor specializes on emergency repairs. >> reporter: the company is known for their qu
spots available. other stores report brisk business. we get more from christian in san francisco. >> lot of shoppers came in and out of these doors today. the west vil shopping center says retailers were offering deep discounts to bring in the customers and lots of people were willing to spend while some are de pending on sant klaus for those last-minute gifts, lot of shoppers took matters into their own hands, grabbing back after bag after goodies to bring home on christmas eve. some say it doesn't feel like christmas without the adrenaline rush of shopping as the clock counts down. >> i like to consider myself a fourth-quarter player. i step up, you know, down the stretch, and thoo's what i'm all about, performing when it's crunch time. >> managers at the west field shopping center say i shally activity builds week by week following thanksgiving but that wubt the case this year. >> we had a really strong black friday. really the first two weeks of december were really strong and then it kind of lulled. it's almost like people forgot. >> that all changed as the weeks before christmas tu
the country today. >>> you can see the lines are getting longer. things are getting busier at san francisco international airport. we'll show you what the conditions are like right now and why the conditions may change. >>> wet, windsy conditions marching through parts of the bay area this morning. i'll have what you can expectcoming -- expect coming up. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day friday december 21st i'm dave clark. >> and i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. let's get a quick look at weather and traffic. rosemary is in for steve. this is the first day of winter. >> you are right. the arrival of winter. here comes the winter storm. actually we're not as cold out there this morning. the winter chill will subside with this moist more mild air in place. with the cloudy conditions overhead temperatures anywhere from 10-20 degrees warmer. we've got rain falling over the north bay. you can see steady moisture pulling in. we see heavier rainfall. clear lake down into hidden valley. and it's off the bay or off the coast i should say heading into highway 1. this will continu
the bay. 49 in oakland. 49 in san francisco. looking at 49 for half-moon bay. concord and livermore holding on to 41 as well. ridge of high pressure will be building in over the west coast in time for your weekend starting with today we'll be slightly warmer for your afternoon. partly cloudy skies. we'll be waking up with a little bit of patchy fog tomorrow morning as well as sunday but again afternoon highs feeling better by the second half of the day. 63 for napa today. 61 in san rafael. 61 for san francisco. low 60s for the east bay coast. we are looking at temperatures for 60 at half-moon bay. 63 santa cruz. 63 for morgan hill. your extended forecast shows you again we wake up with a little bit of morning fog tomorrow but afternoon highs even warmer than what we will get for today. sunday looks to be the warmest day. we will pull out of the cold numbers a little bit later this morning. i'll have your day planner coming up. >>> 5:09 is the time. the presidential campaign shatters fundraising records. the astonishing totals and which candidate raised the most. >>> i saw a body bei
to the desk. >>> san francisco international airport is gearing up for what could be the busiest day holiday travel day of the season. allie rasmus is live there at the airport with information on how many passengers could pass the airport today. >> reporter: it's supposed to be one of the busiest travel days of the year for san francisco international airport with 130,000 passengers making their way in and out of the terminals here in a single day. even at 4:30 in the morning you can see there is more foot traffic. there is more activity than we expect to see here on a friday morning. you can see a number of cars and passengers unloading their stuff out of the taxis. making their way into terminal two. inside we just checked the board, we're happy to report there are no delays or canceled flights out of sfo. in fact, we saw one flight was leaving ten minutes early. that was heading to washington. that could all change as the day goes on because of the weather. rain is supposed to move in through the bay area later this morning. that usually creates delays at sfo. again it's not raining. the
in the upcoming term. california's proposition 8 is not on that list. ktvu's brian flores is in san francisco to tell us what that means for same-sex marriage here in california. >> reporter: hi, dave, good morning. it appears for now that opponents of proposition 8 will have to wait until the end of the week for any decision on this from the u.s. supreme court. we were waiting to hear some decision. but it appears the supreme court will at least delay it until about friday, though. the key was whether the prop was gonna be on their cases. now, if that happens, that means the decision won't come until june. this postpones any decision until later this week. come friday morning, we'll be at this to see if the supreme court agrees with the lower court on whether gay marriage is unconstitutional or if they will keep prop 8 as voted on back in 2008. a lot of reac-- a lot of reaction from the castro district. we'll stay on this. back to you. >> thank you. now, our washington, d.c. newsroom is also following this. coming up at 7:15, we'll have more analysis of what this morning's developments could
incase of the flooding but they closed it. >> to ktvu's lorraine blanco who is live in san francisco where the power has been out for most of the day in the sunset district. >> reporter: right now dozens of people are without power. pg&e crews hard at work trying to restore power. for crews across the bay area, the wild weather left quite a mess. >> reporter: heavy saturation toppled this pine tree today. blocking two lanes and blocking up computers in daily city. firefighters helping the chp. no one was hurt but it has been a while. >> our crews have been working all night. calls been very busy. 30 minutes sleep last night. very busy. >> reporter: in san francisco heavy winds and rain snapped this power pole before sun rise in the sunset district. >> when it happened there were tons of sparks and lightning. >> reporter: at one point 8400 customers lost power here. pg&e said they have been working all day to repair. >> the stuff in the freezer might be going. i missed the football game. not too bad. >> reporter: they agree. although the creek is high, it is fun to play in the puddle.
are still in the dark. peninsula and san francisco have no more than 50 outages each. >>> time now 5:02. less than a month to go now. it look like congress is no closer to keeping the nation from going over. timothy indict never says the -- geithner says the ball is now in the republicans court. >> think about this. if we gave the president $1.6 trillion of new money what do you think he'd do with it? he's going to spend it. >> what we're not going to do is extend the tax cuts to the wealthiest americans. there is no possibility that we're going to find a way to get our fiscal house in order without the tax rates going back up. >> if congress doesn't act by the end of this year, tax rates will go up for almost everybody and across the board spending cuts will take effect. that could plunge the u.s. economy into another recession. >>> people on both sides of the controversial same sex marriage issue will be closely watching the u.s. supreme court this morning. just an hour and a half from right now the high court is due to release another list of cases. coming up at 5:15 what it will
problems that intersection. >>> san francisco seen a rise in domestic violence cases this year. ktvu's david stevenson shows us a new campaign to turn the trend around. >> reporter: san francisco officials launched a peace at home campaign to reduce domestic violence cases. >> we know from years of experience and data suggested to us that domestic violence goes up during the holidays. our domestic violence shelters are handling 29% more bed nights for victims of domestic violence. >> reporter: the domestic violence cases jumped 98%. there is $750,000 in legal service funds for immigrants who are victims of domestic violence. >> domestic violence is a crime and must be treated as such. >> domestic violence became a top political issue after the mayor suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi. a campaign launched yesterday aiming aiming to encourage ross mirkarimi to step down. >> now i think this is primarily driven not by the sheriff but by the statistics we are reacting to. the information about increased calls and cries for help. >> the campaign continues in january with ads
not result in a deal. >> well, traffic don't in downtown san francisco could grind to a halt. that's because today is the last scheduled critical mass event for the year. for those new to the area, on the last friday of every month, dozens of cyclists ride alightning the waterfront and down market street and drivers are always advised to expect delays. >> peeking of, we haven't really seen any this morning. let's go to tara and see if that changed. >> no, the same story. maybe a lot of folks headed up to the tahoe area. maybe they already left as a matter of fact because the skiing is going to be pretty good up there. right now i want to show you my maps so you can see exactly what i'm talking about up here. the roadways are completely clear and in livermore the same story. overall a very nice commute this morning. 237, those taillights there on the far right hand side of your screen westbound and this is one-on-one toward san francisco. on the left toward downtown where we haven't seen any delays either this morning. 7:07, here's steve. >> thank you very much. beautiful sunrise over the big
line. >>> and how a popular san francisco restaurant is making this a happier holiday season. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm brian flores. dave clark is off today. >> yes, he is. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. tori campbell is also off. it's monday, december 24th. >>> we're following developing news out of marin county this morning where search-and-rescue teams are about to search for a missing man. alex savidge has more on how a traffic stop turned into a much larger situation. alex? >> reporter: well, now that the sun is coming up, the team is going to resume searching for this team, somewhere in the cordova creek. the man is suspected of drunk driving and ran from officers during a traffic stop. it happened earlier in the morning. he jumped into the creek in an area where the water is moving very quickly. authorities put a boat in the water right away to search the bas ofthe creek but there was no sign of the man. this all began after midnight when ross police made a dui stop on the man's car near sir francis drake and c
>>> the san francisco health department issues a warning to gay men about the spread of a communicable disease. good evening i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm julie haener. it is a meningitis outbreak but it's not happening here. still the health center takes it serious enough to issue a warning. >> reporter: they say an unusually high number of meningitis cases have been reported until the brooklyn area and it's affecting gay men. san francisco may be thousands of miles from the big apple but health officials here worry that a quick plane ride might land bay area travelers right in the heart of meningitis outbreak in new york city. >> we know there's lots of travel between the two cities. >> reporter: dr. susan phillips is with the san francisco health department. she says new york has had 16 cases of menengococal disease. the cases involve men in areas of brooklyn who are have had intimate contact with other men. >> it's due to a bacterium and it is passed by a very close personal contacts. secretions of any kind including saliva. >> reporter: gay men traveling to new york
're having are through the three day's storms. almost 2-inches in san francisco and more in the coastal hill. up to 5-inches of rain even more than that in the boulder creek area. here's what it does for percent of average. it helps a lot. 102% of average in santa rosa. 143percent of average. we're at 30, 30%, 40% of average. more rain coming. this is the next system i'm tracking it's working it's way in here. it's going to be around christmas day. it's going to bring rain but not before we see fog in the early morning hours. when i come back i'll put that all together we'll see you back here in a few minutes. >>> it looks like a white christmas in the sierra, more than four feet of snow fell into the weekend and a new advisory warns of blowing snow tomorrow night. but there's a window of clear weather through the morning. right now chains are not required for cars on u.s. highway 50 or on interstate 80. chains are required on many state routs. >>> a snow boarder is dead tonight after getting caught in an avalanche at a popular sierra ski resort. at 10:15. what we're learning about the victi
've had light conditvery happ to see that getting into san francisco. the wet weather has not reached the toll plaza but it certainly has reached parts of the north bay. rosemary will be here in a moment to elaborate on that. 237, westbound, looks like some sun there and traffic light. when you see this light traffic, you know we're having a lighter than usual day. in the south bay, we don't have a lot of slow traffic, just some traffic approaching the mckee road turnoff. let's go to rosemary. >>> good morning. gearing up for a wet holiday weekend ahead. ten minutes until the official sunrise. a mix of clouds out there and a few peaks of sunshine. we're looking at rain continuing to shot. all the way down into san francisco. this eventually will hit the ground and it should happen toon. the north bay has been hammered at times. along highway 101, redwood boulevard, san marin drive, light to moderate rain falling in nova doe, lucas valley, san rafael, seeing light to moderate rain. it was coming down pretty good a few minutes ago. light rain all the way down into daly city and it looks
channel 2 news. >>> the wet weather is causing up to 2 hour delays at san francisco international airport. officials say 2 million people are expected to pass through between now and january 6. long with the rain, clouds and winds are to blame for the delays. one family is taking the delays in stride as they waited for their son. >> this is his first christmas he has been gone. graduated in june. gone since august. so first time back and home so we have friends here. >> as you can see it was a very happy reunion. sfo recorded more than 100 cancellations. there are changes to airport security screening. children 12-0 and 77 and older will be able to pass through metal detectors several times to eliminate the need for pat downs and passengers can now carry on pies and fruitcakes. for those traveling to the sierra today it was slow going. chains were required on highway 50 and interitate 80 -- interstate 80. coming up in 10 minutes a live update on the conditions there and we will tell you about a death today at a ski resort. >>> a woman has died from that hit and run on twin peaks that we b
. >>> the wet weather is causing up to 2 hour delays at san francisco international airport. officials say 2 million people are expected to pass through between now and january 6. long with the rain, clouds and winds are to blame for the delays. one family is taking the delays in stride as they waited for their son. >> this is his first christmas he has been gone. graduated in june. gone since august. so first time back and home so we have friends here. >> as you can see it was a very happy reunion. sfo recorded more than 100 cancellations. there are changes to airport security screening. children 12-0 and 77 and older will be able to pass through metal detectors several times to eliminate the need for pat downs and passengers can now carry on pies and fruitcakes. for those traveling to the sierra today it was slow going. chains were required on highway 50 and interitate 80 -- interstate 80. coming up in 10 minutes a live update on the conditions there and we will tell you about a death today at a ski resort. >>> a woman has died from that hit and run on twin peaks that we brought you last n
. napa35, san francisco 46, san jose 37 degrees. definitely off to a cold start this saturday morning. forecast headlines for today, shower developing, it'll be chilly. tomorrow just a chance of a few sprinkles and the highest chance would be in the north bay, especially up toward sonoma. we are tracking multiple storms on the long range weather maps. at least for today here is the system we are tracking, the sources rainfall around eureka. already cloud cover into the area and that rainfall not to far behind. here is the forecast model. we will take it into the morning about an hour from now at eight mostly cloudy and cool. temperatures from around 30 to 45 and then by the afternoon, by 12:00 showers developing especially up in the northern half of the area. you will see more activity off shore and then throughout the afternoon hours off and on showers likely and temperatures only making it into the low to mid50s. these numbers not a big change from yesterday in places like fairfield and antioch. most of the afternoon in the upper 40s. briefly topping out at 50. san jose 54, san mate
you can see san francisco police are in the process of shutting down essex street. now the water has been shut off and we showed you that in the last half hour but there is a new problem. if we pan over here, take a look at the construction site. you can see the scaffolding is compromised with some of the metal beams going down. the firefighter said he is not sure if that is stable or if that structure is compromised so if they can get the construction guys out here to make sure that it's not about to fall, they have shut down this street and they don't know when it will reopen. let me show you video from when all of this happened because there was quite a mess out here. it was shotting an estimated 30 feet in the air and 50,000 gallons came out before they were able to shut it off. again it started with a driver running through a red light and that's what police are telling ktvu channel 2 morning news. it started when this driver tried to turn on to essex and folsom and crashed into that fire hydrant. we don't know the extent of his injuries but we have video of the driver sitting o
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